Unit: We stayed on a ground floor unit, I think 10D, for 1 week, with our in laws and two young children. The unit was very quiet and a nice layout, where the bedrooms were somewhat separated from one another. We like that so that we won't bother our young children with watching TV, etc.
Grill: one day, our patio grill did not work, so the staff came over to help us light it.
The ground floor made it really easy to walk to the pool and beach. We picked this unit because it was the closest to the beach, but it was still a 15 minute walk, which is longer with two young children (including a toddler). The pool was very close by, across the street. Also we strolled several times to the nearby shopping center for food and browsing. Very convenient! We also walked to the nearby Hilton for our kids (and us) to experience the grounds, little train, boat and dolphin encounter.
On our stay, the hot tub was much too hot. At first, the staff refused to believe me, but when I insisted that they measure the temperature, they found out it was 130 degrees! Which is completely unsafe, so they closed it, so we could not use it. The pool area was not crowded when we were there, but I agree that it seems small for such a big place.
Beach: This is a pretty calm and not too busy beach. The water is cool, but swimmable. It is pebbly rather than sandy and there is some snorkeling. It was not very clear when we were there. We took the free glass-bottom boat ride, which we all enjoyed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kolea Beach Villas, the only villa resort with direct beach access in the exclusive Waikoloa Beach Resort is reserved for those seeking privacy and privilege while on vacation. Resort amenities include an infinity pool, jet spa, mini-lagoon pool for the kids, Health Hale fitness cabana, and the Kolea Beach Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kolea At Waikoloa Beach Hotel Waikoloa
- Outrigger Waikoloa
- Waikoloa Outrigger